'''Cowboy Junkies''' are a Canadians|Canadian alternative country
band. The group was formed in Toronto
in 1985 by Margo Timmins
(vocalist), Michael Timmins (songwriter, guitarist), Peter Timmins (drummer) and Alan Anton (bassist).
The Junkies first performed publicly at the Beverley Tavern and other clubs in Toronto's Queen Street West
, including The Rivoli
. Their 1986 debut album, produced by Canadian producer Peter J. Moore|Peter Moore
, was the blues
-inspired ''Whites Off Earth Now!!
'', recorded using an Ambisonics|ambisonic
microphone in the family garage.
The group's fame spread with their second album, ''The Trinity Session
,'' recorded in 1987 at Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity (Toronto)|Church of the Holy Trinity
. Their sound, again using the ambisonic microphone, and their mix of blues